Healthcare Expert 513062 AK

Expertise Description

I have more than 30 years of experience in Hospital and Health System Senior Management, including the last 15 years as CEO and Regional CEO of various hospitals in Southern California. I have extensive experience and expertise in the areas of hospital operations and finance, business contractual matters, physician and medical group operations, managed care and medical insurance issues, health care regulatory matters, and employment and union issues.

Areas of Expertise

Consulting Experience

I provide consulting services predominately for private equity and investment banking firms. The consulting assignments consist mainly of providing my knowledge and expertise regarding the particular area of the health care industry in which the client is considering investing. Some consulting assignments involve providing input regarding hospital and healthcare trends, and the impact of new or impending regulations. I have provided pro bono work on behalf of a physician who was owner of a medical group/IPA, who had a Risk Sharing Agreement with a hospital and its parent company, who was suing the hospital and parent company for breach of contract and failure to make payments that were due. As well a physician who was suing a major insurer/HMO for failure to pay claims, and inappropriate, retroactive denial of claims. As a non-expert witness, I have testified in court trials, arbitrations, and several depositions.

Professional Experiences

My professional experience includes the following positions: 1) Corporate Vice President of Business Development and Managed Care for a seven-hospital system, 2) President of a physician practice and IPA management company, a subsidiary of a 1,600 bed hospital system, 3) Hospital CEO and Regional CEO for a four hospital system, 4) Hospital CEO and Los Angeles Market President, responsible for two hospitals with four campuses, and 5) CEO of independent, not-for-profit hospital.


Degree Subject Institution
M.B.A. Business Administration California State University
B.A. Business Administration California State University